The Most Data-Breached Nation on Earth — Not a Hard One to Guess


It doesn’t take a statistical genius to figure out what country on the planet sees the most data breaches. It’s the United States. Far and away.

That’s the conclusion of the cybersecurity firm, Surfshark. Those facts come from a study of 18-years of criminal hacking. That’s not a surprise. What’s most shocking is this statistic: on average, every internet user in the U.S. since 2004 has lost 27 pieces of data.

After analyzing 15 billion data points, Surfshark found most of what was lost are emails, passwords and usernames. That puts those users in danger of having their accounts taken over.

Over 8.7 billion last names, first names, internet protocol addresses, passwords, usernames and other data has been sold, or leaked online, since 2004.

Second in data breaches is Russia. Both the U.S. and Russia account for 30% of the total breaches seen worldwide in that 18 year period.

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